Professors in Criminology

Ref: 5879

University of Derby

Derby, UK

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Role Managed by:

Lucy Roper

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7358


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: As well as competitive pay scales, the University of Derby offers generous holiday entitlement, 35 days plus bank holiday and concessionary days. They also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme (Teachers Pension Scheme)

Closing Date: 25/07/2022

Formal Interview Date: Late August or Early September

The University of Derby is the only higher education institution in Derbyshire and our Strategic Framework 2018-2030 articulates our role of ‘Being a Force for Positive Impact’ on the economic, social, cultural, educational and environmental prosperity of our home. We are proud to be amongst the first universities to pledge a commitment to produce a Civic University Agreement. We are also on the exciting journey in investing in research as part of Innovation and Research Strategy 2020. We have entered a new and exciting era at the University, making investments in our students, staff and research infrastructure to help us achieve our overall aim of producing research that is high in quality and has an impact nationally and internationally. This ensures that knowledge created at our University informs our curriculum and supports industry, policy makers, international partners and the wider research community.

The College of Business, Law and Social Sciences is seeking two outstanding individuals to support key research strategic considerations within Criminology. Reporting to the Dean of the College, the Professors in Criminology will develop and lead exciting research and education programmes in the area of criminology that is aligned with the research and innovation strategy of the University of Derby.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Professor who has gained considerable academic standing and experience with a significant international track record. With strengths in a range of areas, including criminal psychopathy; criminal psychology and offender rehabilitation; domestic violence; homicide; probation; young people, offending and crime diversion; and the sociology of violence, the School of Law is looking to invest and enhance our research in criminology. Criminology is also closely integrated with our policing and sociology provision with some shared provision and research interests, offering multidisciplinary research and education opportunities. We encourage inter-disciplinary and team-based research projects and have recently established considerable infrastructure and support for research, including weekly research seminars, termly mentoring and research planning, and collaborative research projects. We are looking for candidates who can build on our demonstrative commitment to research impact and student  success and who can provide specialisms in but not limited to critical criminology, gender, race and crime, youth crime, offenders and rehabilitation.

The University of Derby, in partnership with Perrett Laver, is undertaking a targeted search to identify the most suitable and highly qualified individuals to fulfil this strategically important position.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be made in the strictest confidence to Lucy Roper at Perrett Laver via Applications can be uploaded to Perrett Laver's website: quoting reference 5879.

Applications should include a full academic CV and a covering letter

The closing date for applications is 9am (BST) Monday 25 July 2022.

The University of Derby is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. However you identify, we actively celebrate the knowledge, experience and talents each person brings.  We particularly welcome applications from candidates who will enhance the diversity of our Professorial community.

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